The Hon. Troy Grant MP made a quick visit to Gulgong through the week and with him was Dugald Saunders Nationals Candidate for the seat of Dubbo and our own Lloyd Coleman.
Dugald is very well known in Gulgong through his radio program and as a “country boy” he is very in tune with the issues facing the rural communities and the plight of our farmers.
He said “It has been great to spend some time with the locals in Gulgong and I found the town had a real buzz about it.
I have always thought of the Gulgong community as a great example of how to get things done.”
“Gulgong has some great success stories including the Community bus, Holtermann Museum and the Gold Experience on Red Hill.
I remember talking about the Holtermann project on radio back in 2014 and I have followed its progress ever since.
It is looking fantastic after the completion of stages one and two and I can’t wait for the educational components and interactive attractions to be added, as it looks forward to opening next year. I’ll be back in Gulgong very soon” Dugald said
Gulgong’s Wyaldra Lodge turns 115
Last Sunday Gulgong’s Wyaldra Lodge turned 115 years old. Founded on November 13, 1903.
The Lodge regularly held meetings in The Gulgong Town Hall and on the January 11, 1912 it was moved that they should build their own meeting place.
It was moved that fund raising should commence, on that night fifty pounds and eighteen shillings was donated by the 18 who were present at that meeting.
On September 28, 1912 a silver trowel which was suitably engraved was presented to RWB Carruthers of Gulgong Wyaldra Lodge. Over the years the trowel disappeared.
In 2016 Peter Bruce former postmaster received a call from a friend who knew he collected such memorabilia and said he had a silver engraved trowel for sale.
Peter bought the trowel only to find it was the original trowel presented to the Gulgong Wyaldra Lodge over 100 years before.
The trowel now takes pride of place in the lodge.
Watertower Madness! As a part of their English unit this term six Red have been exploring a picture book called The Watertower.
Today in STEM students were challenged to create their own water tower that would hold half a cup of water using 14 straws, paper, clay and sticky tape. All but one made the test!
We welcomed our Kindergarten 2019 students into our school. Our Kindy Kapers Transition program will continue for the next three Wednesday’s with Mrs Wilson and Miss Tant.